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11th February 2020
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Smeg supports Young Enterprise in local Oxfordshire school
Since moving to Abingdon and unveiling its new HQ, Smeg has been keen to support the local community. In September 2016, the Young Enterprise team Nascent - which translates as 'the beginning of existence with the potential to carry on' - was formed consisting of year 12 girls from neighbouring Larkmead School.
Young Enterprise is the UK's leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. Young Enterprise make the connection between school and the world of work, enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed.
After deliberating on ideas for their product, the team decided to produce a cookbook, Crumbs, which comprised of treasured recipes from family, friends and teachers. The idea of creating a cookery book came after the team visited Smeg's head office in Oxfordshire and got hands-on with Smeg's product range.
In order to fund the book, the team organised school events where they sold handmade wish bracelets and calming jars to their peers.
After taking part in the county final judging deliberations last year, Smeg was keen to support a local state school team through the Young Enterprise process. It seemed the perfect partnership with the school right on the company's doorstep, so Laura Green, senior marketing executive and Lucy King, product manager. visited the school weekly to coach the students.
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